Hoffenheim have dismissed reports suggesting they are interested in signing Lukas Podolski from Galatasaray.
Germany international Podolski was linked with a return to the Bundesliga by reports in Turkey, which suggested Hoffenheim were eager for the experienced striker to help them avoid relegation.
Reports suggested a price of €6million would be enough to secure Podolski’s return to Germany but Omnisport understands that Hoffenheim have not entered talks over a move.
Hoffenheim recently appointed Huub Stevens as coach until the end of the season following the departure of Markus Gisdol.
The experienced Stevens – who twice steered Stuttgart away from relegation in separate seasons – has overseen goalless draws with Podolski’s former club Cologne and Eintracht Frankfurt since taking charge.
Following his close-season move from Arsenal, Podolski has found form of late – scoring five times in his last nine outings for the Turkish champions.